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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Eden C.  Jones  - O-759688

MACR: 07811 FICHE : 02858

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 350th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: ESE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Merseburg    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 6 - 8/10 cloud cover    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-07-29 TIME: 10:21 LOCATION: 5107N - 1142E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO :

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Unknown

AIRCRAFT: 42-31903

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-009171
B: 43-62117
C: 43-59482
D: SW-010027
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 726710
B: 726998
C: 727748
D: 9655544
E: 898530
F: 726831
G: 898875
H: 726811
I: 727748
J: 965544
K: 726701
L: 726888

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 9 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 9

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Eden C.  Jones 1Lt O-759688
CP Robert e. Ries 2Lt O-704500
NAV (N) Albert B. Fincher 2Lt O-717195
BOM (B) Cordy A. Ramer 1Lt O-545535
RAD Leo J. Griffin TSgt 31159848
ENG James Eadie TSgt 16136787
BAL Harold J. Prince SSgt 42002263
WG (W) Frank J. Moran SSgt 37480944
WG (W)
TG (T) Jerry R. Cassell SSgt 33737441

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Leslie Kassabaum 2Lt O-759691
Last sighted
George S. Allen 2Lt O-753839
Last sighted    

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Original MACR field blank OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"No definite information concerning the loss of this A/C is available. The leader of the squadron was forced to jettison his bombs short of the target because of flak damage. The formation broke up and all the aircraft except the leader were lost. It is assumed that most of them were lost to enemy fighter attacks at 1020 - 1040 hours near 5112N - 1140E"

Author is unknow (pw)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: WALTER G. BURKE 1st Lt. Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED: 1944-08-01

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

German reports indicate this A/C was shot down at 1055 hours near Wuelfingerode and both Ries and Prince were interred in Graves #. 1 & #2. It continues that two (2) unknown dead were buried in graves #3 & #4. These presumably were, Leo J. Griffin and James Eadie. Evidently Lt Jones died sometime later from his wounds. .